It was built in 1678 A.D. by Prince Mohammad
Azam, son of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. The fort was the scene
of bloody battle during the first war of independence (1857) when
260 sepoys stationed here backed by the people revolted against
Outstanding among the monuments of the Lelbagh
are the tomb of Pari Bibi (Fairy lady), Lalbagh Mosque, Audience
Hall and Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan now housing a museum.
Kuakata, situated in the district of
Patuakhali, is a wonderful picturesque spot. The 25 KM long sea
beach situated at the periphery of the southern part of Patuakhali
is a potential tourist resort. It provides aunique opportunity to
witness both sun rise and sun set.
The local Rakhain population have rich
cultural tradition and their hospitality is well known. The 200
acres dense forest gives the beach a pleasant look and it serves as
a wall against tidal bore. A Buddhist pagoda is located at the
sea-shore and a Buddhist statue weighing over 1.5 metric tons is
preserved inside the Pagoda.